International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language
Linking, developing and supporting English Language Teaching professionals worldwide

Children's Literature in Language Education
from Picture Books to Young Adult Fiction

Hildesheim University, Germany

International Conference 25th 27th February 2010

Plenary speakers:

Prof. Dr. STEPHEN KRASHEN, University of Southern California (Emeritus)
Free reading: Still a great idea

Prof. Dr. EVA BURWITZ-MELZER, University of Giessen
Approaching Literary and Language Competence: Picturebooks and Graphic Novels

on the Power of Story and Poetry

EFL extensive reading – reading for pleasure; teacher training with
non-canonical literature
STRAND 2. Pre-teens and teens: young adult novels, graded readers, non-fiction,
poems and graphic novels
STRAND 3. Young learners: picture books, poems and nursery rhymes; language acquisition
with literary texts
STRAND 4. Storytelling and workshops

Conference Schedule

Conference Team
Planning Committee

Janice Bland ( and Prof. Dr. Christiane Lütge (

Coordinating committee
Grit Alter (general inquiries & conference brochure, alterg AT uni-hildesheim DOT de)
Saskia Kersten (catering, kersten AT uni-hildesheim DOT de)
Jana Winnefeld (exhibition and sponsoring opportunities, winnefel AT uni-hildesheim DOT de)

Conference secretary
Birgit Frankenberg (

Marc Weinrich (weinrich AT uni-hildesheim DOT de)

Hildesheim University
English Department
Marienburger Platz 22
D 31141 Hildesheim